VAC-U-MAX Exhibits Material Transfer & Feeder Refill Systems at Pack Expo 2018

BELLEVILLE, NJ USA (July 24, 2018) – VAC-U-MAX proudly announces exhibition at Pack Expo 2018, October 14-17, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, Booth 8414, exhibiting “Plug-and-Play“ automation solutions for powder and bulk-ingredient transfer to packaging lines. Specializing in the design, manufacture, engineering, and automation of processes, VAC-U-MAX combines state-of-the art electronic technology with innovative mechanical and pneumatic conveying technologies, designing systems for conveying, weighing, and batching of dry bulk materials to both processing and packaging lines.

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Equipment on display includes:

Signature Series™ 5-Part “Plug-and-Play” Packaged Conveying Solutions

VAC-U-MAX Signature SeriesTM offers processors a quick and easy solution for conveying powders, pellets and other granular food ingredients. Sanitary systems are available in 1500 SeriesTM for conveying rates from handfuls to 1500 lbs/hr (680 kg/hr) or 3500 SeriesTM for conveying rates up to 3500 lbs/hr (1600 kg/hr). Each 5-part system includes pick-up wand, convey hose, vacuum receiver with automatic pulse filter cleaning, vacuum producer, and UL-listed controls

Refilling Refill Machines via Vacuum Conveying:  Auger, Weigh, Count, Vibratory, Form / Fill / Seal

VAC-U-MAX Systems are designed to convey a wide range of bulk-ingredients including powders, flakes, pellets, tablets, capsules, gel caps, food ingredients like coffee, beans, nuts, raisins and other materials like bottle caps, glue chips, and corks. Each “Ready-to-Operate” VAC-U-MAX System consist of five components: pick-up point, convey tubing, vacuum receiver, vacuum producer, and UL-Listed controls, all working in unison, moving bulk materials from plant receipt to packaging refill machine. VAC-U-MAX controls dictate the amount of time the system conveys product to-and-from the receiver to the refill machine. Visit VAC-U-MAX Booth S-7217 for a working demonstration.      

Sanitary Vacuum Conveying for Powders and Combustible Dusts:  FDA/ USDA, 3A-Dairy Accepted

Serving the global Food, Pet Food, Snack Food, Tortilla, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Industries since 1954, VAC-U-MAX sanitary receivers offer the most versatile solution for the handling of free and non-free flowing powders and other dusty and difficult-to-convey ingredients. VAC-U-MAX systems offer continuous and/or batch conveying for many applications including hopper loading, auger / feeder refill, blender / mixer loading, batch weighing, tablet press loading, or any application that requires a high level sanitary design, frequent cleaning, or material-from-air separation. Many configurations are available dependent on conveying applications. All food and pharmaceutical equipment is constructed from 316L Stainless Steel and USDA accepted, with convey rates ranging from 500 pounds (227 kg) per hour to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) per hour and beyond. A variety of discharge valves types and finishes are available.
NEW! Model 15 Combustible Dust Air-Vac for Food Processing Environments 
VAC-U-MAX introduces the newest member of its Combustible Dust Vacuum Cleaner product line – the MDL15. This new model avoids expensive electrical components and uses the VAC-U-MAX venturi power unit, proven to have the lowest compressed air consumption in its product class. The MDL15 fills a niche between VAC-U-MAX’s 5-gallon hand-held vacuum and the 30-gallon model for combustible dusts. Model 15 is designed for fine powders with a static-conductive PTFE primary filter and secondary cartridge filter. Unit collects powders in off-the-shelf static-conductive polybags which eliminates the mushroom cloud that comes with drum dumping. Standard construction is 304SS/316SS with bead-blast finish, and is suitable for food environments. Model 15 is also equipped with static-conductive compressed air hose, casters, ATEX-certified vacuum hose and complete cleaning tool kit. For more information visit 
Other industrial vacuum cleaners on display include: 

Model 850: Continuous-Bagging System for Fine Powders / Dusts
VAC-U-MAX MDL850 Industrial Vacuum Cleaner is designed to reduce operator exposure to fine powders and dusts, improving material handling of dusty debris. This continuous-duty industrial vacuum is equipped with a continuous-bagging system that eliminates manual dumping of a drum or rigid collection container. Closed bags prevent fugitive dust clouds, with the MDL850 containing a unique filter cleaning system that eliminates the need for compressed-air and solenoid controls. Primary filters are non-stick and secondary filters are standard. 
Model 40008SS: Stainless Steel Combustible Dust Air-Vac for Fine Powders – Air Powered – No electricity!  
VAC-U-MAX MDL40008 Stainless Steel Industrial Vacuum Cleaner features pulse-jet filter cleaning system for Class I explosion-rated environments (gases and vapors). The 30-gallon air-powered unit is completely grounded and bonded, meeting NFPA 77 requirements. VAC-U-MAX air-powered vacuums do not use electricity and do not generate heat, meeting the definition of an “Intrinsically Safe System”.
Model 40012: Combustible Dust Air-Powered Vacuum Cleaner for Fine Powders    
VAC-U-MAX MDL40012 Industrial Vacuum Cleaner features a pulse-jet filter cleaning system for Class II, Division 2 environments. The 55-gallon carbon steel air-powered unit is completely grounded and bonded, meeting NFPA 77 requirements. VAC-U-MAX air-powered vacuums do not use electricity and do not generate heat, an “Intrinsically Safe System”. Units are available in single (30 & 55) and twin venturi (55 only). 

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